For this backyard design, I created two distinct outdoor rooms. Adjacent to the house, a deck leads onto the cobblestone patio which will eventually be shaded by a grove of paperbark maples. A small water feature adds the soothing sound of water. From there, a flagstone path leads to a second patio in stone. My client is an avid gardener, so we filled the plantings with flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials that would thrive on her site.